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Tinubu Directs MDAs To Procure CNG Powered Vehicles




President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed Ministries, Agencies and Departments (MDAs) to henceforth procure compressed-natural-gas- powered vehicles.

Tinubu gave the order during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held at Abuja on Monday.

The President then directed the rejection of all memos brought by members of FEC seeking the purchase of traditional petrol-dependent vehicles.

He tasked the affected MDAs to go back and diligently seek value-driven procurements of CNG-compliant vehicles.

Ajuri Ngelale, Spokesman of President Tinubu disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Monday.

He said the directive was in line with Tinubu’s commitment to ensure energy security, drive utility, and cut high fuel costs.

“President Bola Tinubu has directed the mandatory procurement of compressed-natural-gas-powered vehicles by all government ministries, departments, and agencies.

“The President’s directive is also in furtherance of Nigeria’s effort to transition to cleaner energy as CNG-enabled vehicles have been adjudged to produce lower emissions, even as they present a more affordable alternative for Nigerian energy consumers,” Ngelale quoted the president as saying.

Tinubu told the meeting that there was no turning back in the energy reforms initiated by his administration.

“This nation will not progress forward if we continue to dance on the same spot.

“We have the will to drive the implementation of CNG adoption across the country, and we must set the example as public officials in leading the way to that prosperous future that we are working to achieve for our people.

“It starts with us, and in seeing that we are serious, Nigerians will follow our lead,” the President stated.

The statement said the President remains committed to effectively harnessing the nation’s gas potential, alleviating the burden of high transportation costs on the masses while enhancing the standard of living of all Nigerians.

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